President Trump makes promises, offers kudos for women business owners, entrepreneurs

‘We must ensure that our economy is a place where women can work and thrive’

President Trump, Vice President Pence and Ivanka Trump met March 27 at a roundtable of business women and entrepreneurs. Meeting in the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House, the president, reading from prepared remarks, offered promising comments and compliments. From his remarks, we gleaned three promises and a couple of kudos.

Promise: “Empowering and promoting women in business is an absolute priority in the Trump administration because I know how crucial women are as job creators, role models, and leaders all throughout our communities.”

Promise: “We must ensure that our economy is a place where women can work and thrive. We will continue to address the barriers faced by women professionals and entrepreneurs, including access to capital, access to markets, and access to networks. We will make it very easy.  It's going to be a lot easier.  You do an amazing job.  And for a while it was a very, very tough -- almost impossible – job.”

Promise: “My administration will also continue to advocate for policies that support working families, including making childcare more affordable and accessible.”

Kudo: “Now you're providing hundreds of jobs across our country – thousands of jobs.  And you're really an inspiration to everybody – and that's men and women, believe me.  A lot of men out there, they're not doing what you're able to do.” 

Kudo: “Today, women are the primary source of income in 40 percent of American households with children under the age of 15. We also know that companies that promote women to senior leadership roles realize significantly better profits, according to statistics, than their competitors.”

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